PIP APPEAL

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Hi

I was awarded the standard rate of pip i called them and said i was not happy i have COPD and severe heart failure they told me i had to send them a letter from my gp and consultant on 8th august on the 9th august they sent me a text to say they were looking into my claim now and i have not to contact them does this mean i dont need to send letters from my doctors

Regards helen

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    Have you actually started the MR process?

    If not, you have 30 days from the date of the decision for the MR application to reach the DWP.

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    They sometimes do the MR very quickly, before you have time to return information that you're planning to send them.  If you can get extra evidence from your GP or conusltant quickly and send it in then it's worth doing.  If they only have the same information as before they may stick with the same decision.

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    Hi

    Yes i have started the mr on the 8th august but i got a message from DWP on the 9th august saying we received your request to look at our recent personal independance payment decision again you dont need to contact us as we are looking at this now

    But do i still have to send them the letters i got from my doctors

    Regards helen

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      Helen (81329)

      Yes ANY EVIDENCE send it in by recorded post (registerd is better) then they cannot say they didnt get it as a paper trail (or ekectronic signature)

      Anything you think will help your case

      Incidentally ...WHY DID THEY NOT GRT I CONTACT WITH YOUR GP / CINSULTANT OR OTHER SPECIALIST as one of the things on the form is (other information who can we contact about your medial needs) the bit they ask for address if your GP & HOSPITAL ECT???

      Sounds as lf there taking the mik

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      They don't normally contact anyone that you put on the form.

      Firstly a GP would not have witnessed what difficulties you have. They can only reiterate what you tell them.

      Secondly they have to pay a fixed fee to the GP if they want a report.

      Thirdly, a report from a consultant will cost the assessor a lot more than they pay to a GP.

      The best evidence is a report made by Social Services after they have carried out an assessment of needs. That report is free to the assessor but not many people have an active involvement with Social Services. 

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    I'm glad you raised this point Helen, I requested MR by both phone call and then wrote a letter supporting my application. I checked with DWP, by phone on 11th July, that they had received my request, they had. I received a text on 19th August saying that they were looking into my case and a decision would be made by 18th August (no you have not mis-read, I received the text the day after they claimed they would reach a decision), The text also informed me they would phone should they require further information. To date I have received no phone call and no notification that they have reached a decision.

    ?I intend to call to find out if there has been some kind of error or if they have reached a decision because today my payment has been made at the original rate.

    ?Very strange operation if you ask me....lol

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